How to Grow Avocado from Seed
Avocado is a fruiting plant of the Lauraceae family, originally from South Central Mexico and the fruit is eaten worldwide. The large single seed fruit is propagate through grafting or self pollination. It is perfect for subtropical regions the fruit matures on the tree, however it ripens off the tree.
Avocado trees is not ideal for cold regions and requires huge amount of water. The common species era the A & B cultivars. Avocado is easily cultivated by seed and fruits in 4 to 10 years. Here is a step by step guide on how to grow avocado from seed.
Things needed to grow avocado from seed
There are six things you need to grow avocado from seed. First you need a transparent glass cup, three toothpick, one tissue, fresh clean water, sharp knife and one ripe avocado.
- transparent glass cup
- three toothpick
- one tissue
- clean water
- sharp knife
- one ripe avocado
How to Grow Avocado from Seed (A Complete Step by Step Guide)
Select a ripe avocado fruit and wash to remove dirt then cut the fruit to reveal the single seed.
Once you have the seed rinse under fresh water to remove any residue of the fruit.
To stimulate faster germination, use you finger to peel the thin tissue layer of the seed.
Next select thee toothpicks and stick into the seed at a 45 degree angle. Try to avoid some faint lateral lines on the seed.
Place the seed in the transparent plastic cup and add water to cover or partially submerge the seed.
Make sure to add clean water and gently remove any algae. The seed will root in several weeks.
Once it sprouts and leaves are well established with stem long enough, prepare the soil and transplant.